ThermoKitchen Basic Pasta Making Tutorial


Making pasta from scratch is a cooking skill that seems hard, but is actually really simple. This recipe uses just 2 ingredients so it really is very basic! I’ve made a basic pasta making tutorial which is included in this story to help demonstrate the laminating process.

Pasta making

Pasta making

I use a lovely rich egg pasta recipe which produces a silky pasta. It contains 2 eggs and 3 additional egg yolks. The “OO” flour gives the pasta the strength it needs to be passed through the pasta maker without breaking. Pasta dough can be kneaded by hand or mixed in a stand mixer. I prefer to use the Thermomix to prepare the dough as it is the simplest method.

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Pasta making
Basic Egg Pasta
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
35 mins

This is my "go to" homemade pasta recipe. So easy and delicious!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 200 kcal
Author: Julie Carlyle
  • 250 gm "OO" flour
  • 2 eggs whole
  • 3 egg yolks
  1. Add the flour, eggs, and egg yolk to the TM bowl. Knead 2 mins.

  2. Divide the dough into 4 balls. Flatten each ball and coat in flour. 

  3. Wrap the pasta dough individually and leave on the bench to rest for 30 minutes.

  4. Once the pasta has rested dust the pasta maker and one of the pasta dough balls with flour.

  5. Pass the dough through the largest setting 3 times.

  6. Fold the pasta in 3rd and pass it again through the largest setting. Repeat this action 2 more times.

  7. Reduce the setting by one notch. Pass the dough through 3 times.

  8. Fold the pasta in 3rd and pass it again through the same setting. Repeat this action 2 more times.

  9. Continue to use this pattern of lamination until you have reached the 5th or 6th setting. You will need to flour the pasta dough regularly. 

  10. If you're making fresh lasagne you just need to cut the lasagne to size.

  11. If you're making fettucini you only need to pass the pasta dough through the fettucini blades and you have perfectly cut fettucini.

  12. Dust the cut fettucini liberally with more flour, lifting the pasta and ensuring all strands are coated.

  13. Boil salted water in a large pot until it reaches a rolling boil. Add the fettucini and cook until it tastes al dente.

Nutrition Facts
Basic Egg Pasta
Amount Per Serving (100 5)
Calories 200 Calories from Fat 40
% Daily Value*
Fat 4.4g7%
Saturated Fat 1.4g7%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.7g
Monounsaturated Fat 1.6g
Sodium 177.7mg7%
Potassium 32.3mg1%
Carbohydrates 31.9g11%
Fiber 1.3g5%
Sugar 0.7g1%
Protein 7.3g15%
Calcium 20.3mg2%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Once the pasta dough has been kneaded it’s important to rest the dough. Resting the dough allows the gluten in the flour to relax. Divide the pasta into four parcels, coat each parcel with flour then wrap in plastic and allow the dough to remain on the bench for at least 30 minutes. Don’t put the dough in the fridge! This will cause the pasta to become very difficult to manage until it comes back to room temperature.

Basic Pasta Making Tutorial

Basic Pasta Making Tutorial

My first pasta rolling machine was an Avanti manual roller which clamped onto the bench. I loved it! It worked perfectly and rolled beautiful pasta. I would need hubbies help as it required one person to turn the lever and one person to feed the pasta through the machine and out the other side. It was a very therapeutic activity, especially with a glass of wine in hand. The Avanti manual pasta roller was an amazing machine and only cost about $50!

Recently we upgraded our machine. I had tried a friend’s electric pasta maker and I knew I wanted one! Believe me, this is not a necessity! But it is  A LOT of fun. Even the kids can make pasta now! I found the exact same Marcato Electric pasta roller on the Kitchen Warehouse site for $40 less than what I paid.

Making Homemade Pasta

Making Homemade Pasta

I have prepared a Youtube tutorial which shows just how easy it is to make your own pasta. The process is exactly the same regardless of which pasta roller you have, manual or electric. The only thing that is important is the process of laminating the pasta dough and passing it through the pasta maker.

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The main thing to remember is to use plenty of flour and to laminate on each setting 6 times. The first 3 times through the pasta maker the dough is feed in flat. The following three passes are made once the dough has been folded in thirds.

This basic pasta dough can be used for lasagne sheets, ravioli, tortellini, fettucini or spaghetti. The only difference it the way the sheets of pasta are cut.

Homemade Pasta Tutorial

Homemade Pasta Tutorial

I hope you have enjoyed this basic tutorial. My next trick will be to share some delicious recipes to match with the pasta.

Fresh Made Pasta

Fresh Made Pasta

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8 thoughts on “ThermoKitchen Basic Pasta Making Tutorial”

  1. Andreya says:

    Nice post. It looks so simple to prepare the pasta. Thanks for sharing the post.

    1. My pleasure! I hope you enjoy the recipe ????????

  2. Jason says:

    Trying this tomorrow for Italians!!
    Many thanks

    1. I really hope everyone enjoys the recipe ??

  3. Donna says:

    5 stars
    This is now my go to pasta recipe! Thank you Julie.
    Have you tried it with just 3 whole eggs?

    1. I’m so pleased you like the recipe. A few years ago I did a pasta making class and loved the recipe so I converted it for the Thermomix. I have never changed the amount of eggs I use 😊😊😊 Thanks so much for leaving a comment 😊😊

  4. Jackie says:

    Would this work with gluten free flour?

    1. Hi Jackie, unfortunately pasta needs the gluten in the flour to be strong. This recipe wouldn’t work with GF flour 🙁 Sorry Julie

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